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Montreal doctors’ ‘Hail Mary’ treatment could save babies’ lives from most common of all rare diseases

MONTREAL — Lyana Deslauriers was born with eyes a magnetic, ethereal blue, low-set ears and a heart two sizes too large. That thick, dense heart would keep growing and threaten to kill the Joliette, Que., toddler before her Montreal doctors tried something never before attempted — a “Hail Mary” that could turn the world’s most… Read More »

Singer with a rare blood pressure disorder who relies on an oxygen tank to survive

Singer with a rare blood pressure disorder who relies on an oxygen tank to survive tells how performing has helped her recover – surviving 5 years into her ‘borrowed time’ Chloe Temtchine, 35, has been singing since she was six years old and in 2009 released her debut album  But Chloe, who is from New… Read More »

A Man Contracted a Rare, Fatal Disease From Eating Squirrel Brains

According to a recently-uncovered medical case from 2015, one man may have died after eating one too many squirrels. His penchant for squirrel meat seems to have inadvertently exposed him to an incredibly rare fatal brain disorder, the first time this disorder was ever contracted in the United States. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Creutzfeldt–Jakob… Read More »